We use ours once a day as a minimum, usually twice or three times a day. What do we do with it... I juice in it every morning, we make our own dairy free muesli, use it for sauces, rice, soups, chilli mussells, dips, pastry, salmon etc, etc, etc... That was a random list off the top of the head! We also churn our own butter (it takes minutes - do it!) make our own chocolate, crackers, bread, ice cream etc. The all-in-one meals are such time savers too!
You know exactly what is in your food, which is really important for us & for when bub comes along, it can (cant say will as it depends on how you use it) revolutionise your diet. And because its so easy to use, you can push the boundaries with your own cooking.
Just be warned, a lot of the recipes are straight out of the 80's and many are terribly bland (kid friendly maybe?) but there are some amazing cooks/chefs with their own Thermomix cook books who also do cooking classes with a Thermomix. Also, there are so many blogs & facebook pages dedicated to Thermomix cooking, you will never be short of ideas of what to cook. Enjoy.
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11-05-2013 15:47 #21
11-05-2013 15:49 #22
I find following some of the blogs really good for inspiration.
For example I made this today, it was super easy and tasted just like chocolate icecream: http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com.au...te-mousse.html
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11-05-2013 18:06 #23
Two good blogs to get ideas:
Easy everyday-type recipes: Risottos (chicken and mushroom, leek and asparagus, there are loads); spag bol, beef ragu, moroccan lamb and lentils, beef vindaloo, red thai curry, chicken/beef rendang curry, coleslaw type salads, sweet potato and honey soup, chilli con carne, vegetarian salsa (both good for nachos, tacos, anything mexican), sausage rolls (ginger chicken is my favourite - mince your own chicken), shepards pie with the awesome thermy mash, lots of other pie/tart fillings (and use the everyday cookbook shortcrust pastry recipe)
Hope those help!
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11-05-2013 19:04 #24
Brought mine in Europe for half the price when on a holiday.
great as a fancy blender but that's all I use it for really. I'm sure if I paid more i'd get into it to try justify the expense but I haven't used it for maybe 2 weeks, probably use it every 1-2 weeks but not daily. I really think some of the copies out there would do just as good a job for what I use it for.
Mat leave is probably a far better time to get one when you're home to play with it. Working FT I just don't get into the swing of cooking.
Don't think it saves you money in any way like they tell you. Buying cream to make butter - ahhh cream is far more expensive than butter. buying fresh cashews to make a dip costs more than buying a pre-made dip.
There are a few nifty things I do with it and it's a great toy but i don't think they're worth the price tag. Sorry
11-05-2013 19:18 #25
I have the Bellini version cos there's no way in the world I could afford a real thermie (would looove one though!). My DH is a fifo worker and I find the Bellini is used more when he's away because I'm so busy in the evenings with DS that I rarely have time or can be bothered to make dinner for myself, so I just set something going in the bel and end up with a great healthy homemade meal. I find my recipes by googling what I want + thermomix on the end (eg basil pesto recipe thermomix). Even though I have one, I'd be wary of the bellinis because they have so many frequent problems (but you can get it refunded or replaced during the 12 month warranty period).
11-05-2013 20:11 #26
The initial outlay to buy all of those things can be high, but I guess worth it if you're going to cook or bake very day.
11-05-2013 20:25 #27
The new kids and toddlers cookbook is amazing . Really got me using it more.
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11-05-2013 21:28 #28
I have both, get a kenwood chef with every attachment for half the price, then a great set of pans (like esteele) and knives (global or mundial). You'll need the rest anyway, forget the thermo.
13-05-2013 09:25 #29Senior Member
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Thanks all. We're booked in for a demo but I'm pretty certain I will buy one. It will make my life a lot easier when I go back to work. Thanks for feedback both good and not so good!
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